We are raising funds to help complete a school at Lalula, in the Huila Province. The population in the area is approximately 8,500 inhabitants, with hundreds of children in need of safe and appropriate classrooms. The school property is large, and many primary age students attend in the 9 existing classrooms, with others learning in “rooms” in shipping containers and 15 makeshift classrooms.
In 2017, as part of the Initiative of the Commission of Parents and Guardians, 6 classrooms and their bathrooms were started, but funds ran out. With a total of 5,333 students from kindergarten to grade 6, the Ministry of Education, parents, and community are committed to giving these children access to education, but the school faces many difficulties and cannot accommodate them. They approached RISE, advocating for their children, and we are committed to partner to complete the school.